Pat Farmer makes a run for the Voice via Casino

Pat Farmer will be running to Casino on Monday, August 7. Photos: Contributed

Marathon runner and former politician Pat Farmer set out from Hobart on April 17.

Today, Sunday, August 6, he ran to Byron Bay. Tomorrow, Monday, August 7, he heads to Lismore and then on to Casino arriving at about 4pm.

His 14,400km run around Australia is to raise awareness and support for the Indigenous Voice to Parliament.

Pat flew from Tasmania to Perth and has been running clockwise around the continent. He plans to finish at Uluru.

Pat is known for his long-distance running. He ran from the North Pole to the South Pole in 2011-12 raising $100,000 for Red Cross International.

Pat Farmer running at Myocum, near Byron Bay.

Casino resident Therese Schier will meet Pat just out of Casino and run into town with him. This is no mean feat for Therese who despite recently recovering from a serious heart issue plans to run the last kilometre into town with Pat.

A date for the referendum on the Voice has not been set but Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said it will be before the end of the year.

Pat Farmer will be at the Commercial Hotel at 6pm, Monday, August 7 to meet locals and answer any questions people might have about the referendum and the Voice.

Find out how to follow Pat’s run on his Facebook page.

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